>> i don't know if this person will emerge, but i think it is possible we'll see someone emerge in these next few months or years that claims to be, and is accepted to be, this shi'a messiah. >> and what will that mean for the middle east? >> chaos, carnage, bloodshed, more persecution, and yet the word god is sovereign. if he allows a false messiah to come, he will move his spirit to bring people into his kingdom, as he is doing already. >> damascus is almost in ruins, isaiah 17 says it will be in ruins. are we seeing a fulfillment of that prophecy today? >> it is early to say that, gary, but we're seeing the implosion of the syria as we know it. 90,000 people are dead, murdered in syria. a million refugees, and those are the ones counted. many more are on the run. >> and many are christians as well. what can we do for the christians?